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Older than Giza: 4,600-year-old pyramid uncovered in Egypt

TORONTO — Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.<p>The step pyramid, which once stood as high as 43 feet (13 meters), is one of seven …

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Mystery pharaoh and his tomb identified in Egypt

CAIRO — A previously unknown pharaoh and his burial place have been unearthed amid the tombs of other Egyptian kings, and archaeologists say the find could lead to still more royal discoveries.<p>The pharaoh's name, Senebkay, was found inscribed on the wall of a burial chamber that's part of the …

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Egyptian archaeologists reveal contents of mysterious giant sarcophagus in Alexandria

Egyptian archaeologists have opened a mysterious 30-ton black sarcophagus to find the skeletons of what are thought to be three ancient warriors floating in red sewage water.<p>The world has been transfixed by the unopened 2,000-year-old sarcophagus since it was discovered in Alexandria several weeks …

Archaeologists say they have 'not been hit by a curse' after they opened Egypt's massive 2,000-year-old sarcophagus

Egyptian officials opened the 2,000-year-old massive black marble sarcophagus found earlier this month and have not unleashed a curse that would usher in a millennium of darkness, according to Egypt Today.<p>"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse," Mostafa Waziri, the …

A Sarcophagus Has Been Found In Alexandria That Dates Back To The Ptolemaic Period In Egypt 2,000 Years Ago

The black sarcophagus is the largest that has ever been recovered in Alexandria and was buried between 332 and 30 BC.<p>Workers for the Supreme Council …

2,000-Year-Old Sealed Sarcophagus Found in Egypt

SIDI GABER, EGYPT—According to a <i>Yahoo! News UK</i> report, a black sarcophagus dating to the Ptolemaic period and a head carved from alabaster have been …

Honoring Osiris

<b>Archaeologists working near</b> the temple complex of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt, are making sense of an out-of-the-way chapel devoted to the god Osiris. The …

Three 1,000-Year-Old Sunken Ships Carrying Roman Treasure Found in Egypt

A monumental discovery was made in Egypt last week by the Ministry of Antiquities’ Underwater Archaeology Department and the European Institute of …

2,200-year-old gold coin discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed a 2,200-year-old gold coin depicting the ancient King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra.<p>The coin, which bears the image of the King on one of its faces, was discovered during the excavation of a large Greco-Roman building at the San El-Hagar …

See Egypt’s treasures in Australia as Tutankhamun heads to Sydney

As the largest King Tut exhibition to ever leave Egypt heads to the Sydney for 2021, the Australian Museum will get a huge expansion to accommodate the blockbuster exhibition.<p>The impressive exhibition, which marks the centenary of the rediscovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 by British …

Archaeologists Discover 3,500-Year-Old Paintings And Writings In The Eastern Desert Of Egypt

The ancient Egyptian site of Bir Umm Tineidb was also the burial place of a 25-year-old woman who was found with precious shells from the Red …

Egyptian “Hawk Mummy” Evaluated

LONDON, ONTARIO—<i>Live Science</i> reports that high-resolution CT scans of what had been thought to be the 2,100-year-old mummified remains of a hawk are …

Intriguing Gold Coin and Other Treasures Uncovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the remains of a huge, red, brick building — likely the remnants of a Roman bath — as well as a mountain of …

3,500-Year-Old Inscriptions Documented in Egypt

WARSAW, POLAND—According to a <i>Science in Poland</i> report, inscriptions on the rocks near the temple of Hathor at Gebelein, located in southern Egypt, …

Walk for Alzheimer's Waterloo 2018: Ms. Carole Nantel - Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer's

Thank you for supporting my journey to fight Alzheimer’s disease.<p>This year I have committed to participating in the Walk for Alzheimer’s because the …

Greco-Roman Temple Unearthed in Egypt

A sculpture of a man's head and two limestone lion statues were among the artifacts uncovered at the archaeological site.<p>The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Wednesday that archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Greco-Roman temple in Egypt's Western Desert. Found at the Al-Salam …

FBI cracks the case of the 4,000-year-old mummy's head

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI has solved the mystery of the identity a 4,000-year-old mummy, after extracting DNA from its tooth.<p>Since 1915, when the severed head of a mummy was discovered in the corner of a looted tomb in the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Deir el-Bersha, archaeologists have puzzled over its …

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World's oldest tattoo art found on Egyptian mummy that has been in British Museum for 100 years

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known tattoo art – hidden on an ancient Egyptian mummy which has been on public display at the British …

Coptic Tombstone Update

LUXOR, EGYPT—<i>Ahram Online</i> reports that a preliminary translation of the Coptic text on a tombstone recently unearthed at the Avenue of Sphinxes names …

Ancient Egypt: Lost Temple of Ramses II Reveals 3,000-Year-Old Mysteries of God King

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered the remains of a temple devoted to 19th-dynasty Pharaoh Ramses II, casting further light on the religious …

A papyrus reveals how the Great Pyramid was built

The Great Pyramid in Egypt is the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. The tomb for Pharaoh Khufu — “Cheops” in Greek — sits on the Giza …

Ancient papyrus scroll offers insight into Great Pyramid of Giza mystery

Ancient Egyptians moved more than 170,000 tons of limestone to construct the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. …